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Burt, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Burt had a population of 490 as of July 1, 2017. Burt ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Burt is located at latitude 43.1989 and longitude -94.2211 in Kossuth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burt (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kossuth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The City of Burt (GNIS ID: 2393475) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Burt is located within Township of Burt, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kossuth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burt population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Burt, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 490
Daytime Population: Workers 211
Daytime Population: Residents 250
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 461
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 466
Population in Familes 376
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 1,126
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $39,414
Average Household Income $53,484
Per Capita Income $22,425


Total Housing Units 223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $49,375
Average Home Value $92,563


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.15% -0.91%
Households -1.18% -0.97%
Families -0.87% -1.17%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Burt, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burt to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 473 53rd
Population Density # 232 77th
Diversity Index # 385 63rd
Median Household Income # 969 4th
Per Capita Income # 932 8th

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